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Hurricanes Down Florida 4-3 - Match Report

Tuomo Ruutu scored twice to lead the Hurricanes over Florida 4-3 on Wednesday at BankAtlantic Center.

Carolina won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Carolina got goals from Tuomo Ruutu (2), Erik Cole, and Jamie McBain in the victory. Cole opened the scoring at 14:39 of the second period.

Justin Peters turned in a 21-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Bryan McCabe, Michael Frolik, and Evgeny Dadonov scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Justin Peters.

Florida got a 30-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.

On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-4, while the Panthers were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 34-27.

Carolina heads into a battle against the Thrashers. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Buffalo.